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Boutique Knits: 20+ Must Have Accessories

by Laura Irwin
 

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Encouraging knitters to think beyond traditional patterns, this guide offers ways to construct and embellish work with smart and quirky personal touches that combine imaginative trims with hardware accents. Covering a wide variety of knitting techniques such as felting, intarsia, Fair Isle, lacework, and cables, the unique examples in this resource include buckles

Overview

Encouraging knitters to think beyond traditional patterns, this guide offers ways to construct and embellish work with smart and quirky personal touches that combine imaginative trims with hardware accents. Covering a wide variety of knitting techniques such as felting, intarsia, Fair Isle, lacework, and cables, the unique examples in this resource include buckles and bolts to close an intricately cabled belt, a chain handle to finish a felted bag, and grommets to complete a half-felted handbag. This collection of modern, stylish patterns will inspire beginning and intermediate knitters with its uncommon techniques and materials, dressing up quick and easy projects with head-turning flair.

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Named one of the Best Knitting Books of 2009 by Whipup.net!

"The patterns in this book are all quite unique with high fashion characteristics... Full of great accessories to go with every outfit. The designs are for the woman who pays attention to all the details of her wardrobe." - Knitting News

"Some creative and truly innovative techniques... The photography perfectly captures the dreamy, romantic yet urban feel of Irwin's designs." - knotions online magazine

"Unique, pretty, clever. There's a reason that--even though I rarely make accessories--I felt compelled to buy this book out of all the many new knitting books." - KnittingScholar.com

"The patterns in this book are really cute and have a classic feel with a modern look. A project from this book (or the book itself) would be great for any woman who likes to keep up with fashion." - About.com Guide to Knitting

"The clever, pretty patterns in Laura's book are full of interesting twists." - The Oregonian

The Oregonian

The clever, pretty patterns in Laura's book are full of interesting twists.

Knitting News
The patterns in this book are all quite unique with high fashion characteristics . . . Full of great accessories to go with every outfit. The designs are for the woman who pays attention to all the details of her wardrobe.
About.com Guide to Knitting
The patterns in this book are really cute and have a classic feel with a modern look. A project from this book (or the book itself) would be great for any woman who likes to keep up with fashion.
knotions online magazine
Some creative and truly innovative techniques. . . . The photography perfectly captures the dreamy, romantic yet urban feel of Irwin's designs.
KnittingScholar.com
Unique, pretty, clever. There's a reason that—even though I rarely make accessories—I felt compelled to buy this book out of all the many new knitting books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596680739
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Laura Irwin has had a handknit ready-to-wear line for five years and is a featured designer at Seaplane, an independent designer boutique in Portland, Oregon. In January 2007, she was featured on HGTV's That's Clever, and she has had projects featured in Knitscene and Interweave Knits. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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